Thoughts about using Integra 7.2 as a pre/pro

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    I am thinking of using this unit as a pre/pro, I just can't wait any longer for the Outlaw or Rotel. Anyone ever heard of Integra? I was told by a guy at the stereo store I always buy from, that he uses it w/o seperate amplification, and he is blown away by it sonically. Does anyone think this could compete with the Rotel 1066 or outlaw 950? Thanks!!
     
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    Actually, now I have another dilemma! My situation is this:

    I currently have a pair of Martin Logan Aerius speakers with an Aragon 2004 to power them, a pair of B&W DS6 dipole in the rear (side). I am currently using a Harmon Kardon AVR-520 to power the rear, and to use as a pre/pro. Now, I am not impressed with the HK at all, I love the prologic II, but sonically, I do not like this unit, as well as the fact, it does not detect an analog or digital source automatically, something which my previous Pioneer Elite VSX29TX did. Anyhow, I hear the Integra is a great piece, but I am trying to make my move into separates. Kind of defeats the purpose of selling my Pioneer, except for the features...but now I came across another Aragon 2004, which could power my DS6's, and maybe eventually bi-amp my ML's at a later date. This amp can be had at $850CAD including tax, and a very limited warranty, but it is the exact same amp as I already have. So, if I get this amp, I will only have about $700CAD to spend on a pre/pro or reciever. I am so confused on what to do...I don't have extra speakers yet for the 7.1 setup, so I'm thinking of instead of getting an Outlaw or Rotel now, maybe just finding a used 5.1 pre/pro or reciever and picking this amp up while I can...it will never be outdated at least. HELP!!
     

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